Terms & Conditions
General UTools Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has partnered with MnSCU to offer a state-wide contract for the ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) software, ArcGIS Advanced. The state-wide contract will allow all U of M campuses, extension offices, and research centers the option to participate in the contract, saving the University money. With this new contract, we were able to reduce the departmental cost from $3,000 to $1,500 per year. Additionally we were able to decrease the cost for a collegiate license from $5,500 to $4,000 per year, as well as offer single install licenses for $250.
This software supports the University’s mission of becoming a top three public research institution. GIS software is crucially important for conducting geospatial research. Currently at the University there are over 30 departments doing geospatial research. The US Department of Labor has identified geospatial technologies as one of the three most important high-growth industries in the 21st century. For more information about geospatial research at the University, please visit Geospatial Science @ University of Minnesota.
University staff and faculty are able to purchase GIS software individually at a reduced price, or departments or colleges can purchase a license to have the software installed on all computers owned by the department or the college.
Faculty members & instructors, if you are teaching a GIS course you can order for free, unlimited 365 day licenses of ArcGIS Desktop Advanced, for the students enrolled in your GIS course(s). You can request these by filling out the online form found here. When requesting a license, if asked for a Customer Number, please use # 324.
Faculty members & instructors, teachers/instructors through our contract you have the opportunity to request up to 3 books free every 4 months that can be used as research material. Some of the books come with a complimentary 180 day code of our software. You can request these by filling out the online Esri Press Desk Copy Request Form. When requesting books, if asked for a Customer Number, please use #324.
Help & Support
License Help and Requests
Have a question about software licenses, codes, or renewals? Send e-mail to the OIT Software License Team.
Contact the campus technology helpline:
See the Technology Help page for details.